OK, stick with me on this one, a weeknight quick and easy collard and portobello mushroom enchilada recipe. I know it sounds like an unusual choice, but collards are a very nutritious vegetable. I generally grow them in my garden, so I am always looking for unique ways of using them.
What are collards?
Collard greens are a dark green leafy vegetable and part of the cabbage family similar to kale. Collards are rich in vitamins and minerals and particularly high in vitamin A which is an important antioxidant for maintaining a healthy immune system. One cup of collard greens provides over 300% of your daily value for vitamin A in addition to healthy doses of vitamin C and calcium. For an overview of nutritional values provided by collards and other leafy greens, take a look at this article from the Mayo Clinic.
Make your own Chipotle Powder
In this recipe I use chipotle powder to add a little kick to the dish. I make my chipotle powder by grinding up a few chipotle chilis in the food processor. But be careful to not breathe in the dust from the powder when you open the container. You can also store the powder in a sealed small jar in a dry place to save for later.
If you don’t want to make your own, click here to buy some for your pantry.
Collard and Portobello Enchiladas
So, here we are, with a recipe for collard and portobello mushroom enchiladas. If you’ll try it, I think you’ll like it — just give it a chance and you will be rewarded with a delicious and unique pairing of ingredients and many nutritional benefits.